1. Hack Facebook account using key logging
This is how you can avoid key loggers
2. Hack Facebook account password by phishing
How to avoid phishing,
Never login your Facebook account on other devices
Use chrome since it identifies the phishing page
Avoid emails that ask you to log into your Facebook account.
3. Hack Facebook account password by session hijacking
4. Saved passwords from browsers
Most of us are fond of granting permission to our browsers to save our usernames and passwords on our devices be it a computer or smartphone.
Anyone can hack your Facebook account from your browser’s password manager. Because of that never save your password on your device. For you may never know when the info will be hijacked.
How to avoid against hijacking
Never save login credentials on your browser
Always use a strong password on your computer
5. Sidejacking with firesheep
6. Mobile phone hacking
How to safeguard yourself
Use trustworthy mobile security and antivirus on your phone
Avoid installing apps from unknown sources
Always uninstall suspicious apps
7. DNS spoofing
With DNS spoofing, the hacker, if on the same network with the victim, can change the original page and replace it with his own fake page and easily gain access to the victims Facebook account.
How to safeguard against spoofing
Always configure it to be secure against cache poisoning
Manage your DNS servers securely
Separate the authoritative function from resolving function using different servers
8. USB hacking
A hacker can get physical access to your computer and insert a USB programmed to automatically extract or retrieve saved passwords in the internet browser or any other information the hacker may need.
How to protect yourself.
Insert trusted USB devices into your computer
Avoid sharing your computer
Don’t purchase second hand USB devices
Scan USB devices once plugged in
9. Man in the middle attacks
How to safeguard against this
Use VPN services
Use a proxy server to access the internet
Use good antivirus with good firewall options
Basically, botnets are networks made of remote controlled computers or bots. These bots have been infected with malware that allows them to be remotely controlled. It’s expensive to set up botnets and this makes them to be minimally used in cases of hacking Facebook accounts. Some very popular botnets include spyeye and zeus.
How to safeguard against botnets
Keep all your software up to date
Use strong passwords and keep them secret
Ensure that your firewall is always on
Use flash drives cautiously
11. Social engineering
Social engineering is a simple method that’s based on collecting as much info from the victims as possible. The information may include date of birth, phone number, etc. once a hacker gains access to this info and somehow it’s the same info used as a password, then the hacker can get access into the Facebook account effortlessly.
How to avoid this
Never share personal info via email or phone
Avoid links from unknown or suspicious sites
Block USB devices to minimize risk of baiting
12. Email ID hacking
With this method, the hacker only needs to access the connected email id of any account and then reset the Facebook password manually.
How to avoid this
Enable 2 step authentification in your Gmail account
Use strong passwords
Avoid entering email on scrupulous sites
13. Viewing masked passwords
In case your browser saves your Facebook login credentials. This means you are prone to being hacked by almost anyone since they can view your masked passwords (****). The hacker just needs to tweak a few set ups in the browser and he will gain access to your password eventually. This indicates that you should never leave your computer on a sign up page of any site. Also, never save your Facebook or other login credentials in the browser.
14. Hacking Wi-Fi network
If you have a Wi-Fi router, it’s better to set it up with a strong password. If you use a weak password to set up the router security, a hacker can hack your Wi-Fi network and hijack all your internet traffic which can let eventually expose your Facebook account.
How to avoid this
Avoid free Wi-Fi or public Wi-Fi
Always use VPN to access Wi-Fi
Always change your Wi-Fi password
Unfortunately people love logging in but don’t like logging out. That’s why very many Facebook users never log out their Facebook accounts from their computer. With your Facebook account logged in, anyone can access your Facebook. Therefore, always endeavor to log out every time you are done using your account.
With all that information, I assume you will know how to protect your accounts better and safeguard from the malicious hackers. If you have anything to add, please inform us in the comments section.